REVIEW If you’re looking for a bare-bones model and just cooking for one or two people, the NESCO 5-Quart food steamer is a good choice.
REVIEW The Sunbeam Mixmaster, which is decidedly less expensive than the other stand mixers we reviewed, but it's not up to heavy-duty kitchen tasks.
REVIEW The modestly priced Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer is a good general use electric mixer that can handle most kitchen tasks.
Review While not the best in terms of cooking, this comes with plenty of extras that make it good value.
Review The Cuisinart Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler has five cooking functions, but isn't the best we've seen.
Review A cheap, but very basic toasting oven, that does little to justify the space it occupies in the kitchen.
Review A well-priced toaster oven that produces decent cooking results. It's good, but not exceptional at anything.
Review This Breville costs quite a lot and has too many fancy features you'll never use. Still, it's a decent oven if you can afford it.
Review This toasting oven looks good, and performs well, although it's now an older model and harder to find.
The Crock-Pot SCV400 has a four-quart capacity, so it can easily feed a group of about five people. It retains a lot of moisture, so you will be less likely to burn or dry out your meals.
The Black & Decker SC2007D offers seven quarts of space so you can cook a meal for a large dinner party. It also comes in three different styles.
Nesco SC-6-25 is a pretty basic device that works well and gives you enough cooking space to feed up to seven people at once.
The Crock-Pot SCR200 is a small, two-quart slow cooker that is perfect for college dorms, one-person households, or for heating dips and side dishes at a party. It is super inexpensive, costing just $17.99, and it can often be found on sale for $10 or less.
The BELLA 13973W holds five quarts, making it a good option for a small family or dinner party. The digital interface makes it a preferred choice for anyone constantly on the go, since it adds convenience.
Elite Platinum by Maxi-Matic is a small two-quart device that is best for making individual meals or for cooking snacks or side dishes for a party. It is a basic unit, so it doesn't feature as many conveniences as other slow cookers, but it can provide tasty dishes and easy clean up.